Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Interboard Induction Programme 2009-2010

Day 4 of the Regional Induction Programme for Beginning Teachers of science took place at the Killowen Outdoor Education Centre, Rostrevor on 15th April 2010.
This hands-on course allowed participants to explore the use of the outdoor classroom, using their own school grounds or an outdoor habitat, to engage students with science and the environment. The group engaged in a variety of fieldwork tasks linked to key elements and skills of the statutory curriculum as well as links to developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in science.

The management of risk and methods to raise and lower student energy levels were considered as well as the chance to practice fieldwork sampling skills to investigate biodiversity in different habitats.
Everyone agreed it was a very useful day, linking effectively with KS3, GCSE or GCE curriculum and containing lots of practical tips. As the good weather approaches participants feel more confident in applying the techniques and have been inspired to attempt to carry out their own ecology fieldwork.

See photos below:

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